Embassy supports Sami culture

The young joik singer, Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, visited the Embassy this week. Her talent has already been remarked at the international arena, and she has won the Culture Prize of the Hedmark region in Norway, as well as Sami Music Awards.

- It is an important task for the Embassy to promote the rights of indigenous peoples, and the language, the music and the culture of the Sami people, Norwegian ambassador to Japan, Mr Erling Rimestad said.

Earlier this fall, South Sami actor Lene Cecilia Sparrok won the prize for best actress at the Tokyo International Film Festival for her role in the movie “Sami Blood”. Marja Mortensson too represents the South Sami community, which is a minority within the Sami community, with their own language and cultural traditions. 


- This highlights the cultural diversity of Norway – which I am proud to promote, said ambassador Rimestad.

Mortensson is on tour in Japan. For more information on her concerts, please see>>

Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, Ambassador Rimestad. 
写真: Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo.Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, Ambassador Rimestad. 写真: Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo
 

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